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Gris

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Gris, Juan, 1887-1927, Spanish cubist painter, whose original name was José Victoriano González. After studying in Madrid he settled in Paris in 1906, where he held his first exhibition at the Salon des Indépendents of 1912. Gris played an important role in the development of synthetic cubism. His paintings are composed of simple forms; at first they reflected an architectonic logic of design, but later they were given a more sumptuous, decorative treatment. The majority of his works are still-life oils and collages. Gris also painted several portraits. The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, has several still lifes.

See his letters (ed. and tr. by D. Cooper, 1956); catalog by J. T. Soby (1958); D. H. Kahnweiler, Juan Gris: His Life and Work (rev. ed. 1969); M. Rosenthal, Juan Gris (1983).

orig. José Victoriano González Pérez

(born March 23, 1887, Madrid, Spain—died May 11, 1927, Boulogne-sur-Seine, Fr.) Spanish painter active in Paris. He studied engineering at the Madrid School of Arts and Manufactures (1902–04). In 1906 he moved to Paris and began producing drawings in the Art Nouveau style for newspapers. He became involved with the Cubist artists, notably Pablo Picasso, and soon developed his own version of Synthetic Cubism, a style more severe and calculated than that of other Cubists. His works, typically still lifes, are characterized by rigorously geometric compositions. His technique included the use of paper collage. He also produced sculpture, book illustrations, and sets and costumes for Sergey Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.

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orig. José Victoriano González Pérez

(born March 23, 1887, Madrid, Spain—died May 11, 1927, Boulogne-sur-Seine, Fr.) Spanish painter active in Paris. He studied engineering at the Madrid School of Arts and Manufactures (1902–04). In 1906 he moved to Paris and began producing drawings in the Art Nouveau style for newspapers. He became involved with the Cubist artists, notably Pablo Picasso, and soon developed his own version of Synthetic Cubism, a style more severe and calculated than that of other Cubists. His works, typically still lifes, are characterized by rigorously geometric compositions. His technique included the use of paper collage. He also produced sculpture, book illustrations, and sets and costumes for Sergey Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.

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Gris-Gris is the debut album by New Orleans R&B artist Dr. John. The track "I Walk on Gilded Splinters" was a UK hit for Marsha Hunt in 1969 and is also regularly performed by Widespread Panic. The album was ranked 100th on The Guardian's Top 100 Albums (Even though there are 102 albums) That Don’t Appear In All The Other Top 100 Albums Of All Time list.

Track listing

  1. "Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya" (Dr.John Creaux) – 5:36
  2. "Danse Kalinda Ba Doom" (Creaux, Harold Battiste) – 3:39
  3. "Mama Roux" (Creaux, Jessie Hill) – 2:59
  4. "Danse Fambeaux" (Creaux) – 4:56
  5. "Croker Courtbullion" (Battiste) – 6:00
  6. "Jump Sturdy" (Creaux) – 2:20
  7. "I Walk On Guilded Splinters" (Creaux) – 7:37

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